Poems of William Blake William Blake was an English poet that wrote many poems during the Romanticism era that were not even known to most people while he was still alive. It wasn’t until after his death that all of his works were officially published and adored by many. In Blake’s poem “The Tyger”, he uses a lot of rhymes. Almost every other line has a rhyming ending word. It seems as though Blake is almost mocking the idea of God saying that if God made the lamb did he also make the fearful tiger with its “deadly terror”. Blake also points to God being a bad being for creating the tiger when he says “What immortal hand or eye, dare frame thy fearful symmetry?” In Blake’s poem “Mock On, Mock On, Voltaire, Rousseau” Blake is making a mockery of the Enlightenment by using two of its most famous great thinkers. When Blake says “You throw the sand against the wind, and the wind blows it back again, and every sand becomes a gem” it seems as if he is mocking these two by saying they threw away what they considered trash and came to find out that it was really a delicacy. On the other hand it seems as if Blake is commending the ideas of Democritus and Newton by saying their ideas are the reason that “… Israel’s tents do shine so bright.” In Blake’s poem “The Garden of Love”, Blake makes it sound as if he cannot find love. He points out that when he went to the garden of love he saw something rather peculiar. “And I saw it was filled with graves, and tombstones where flowers…
23 July 2013
An Analysis of “London” Stanzas two and three
These two stanzas come from a poem called “London,” which is written in the book Songs of Experience, by William Blake. The poem is written in the first person perspective of, presumably, a man, since the poem is written by a male, in the city of London. The man is wandering at night, focusing on what he hears in the “charter’d street” (Blake 1). He also makes a point to describe the Thames River as “charter’d” (2), when describing its…
feelings presented in “London” and “Storm”?
William Blake presents strong feelings in London by using techniques such as repletion of words. One of these words is the word “every”. This is repeated many times to show there is no escape for anyone and there are no exceptions. Another repeated word is the word “cry”. This is repeated on multiple occasions and is used to convey a sense of misery and a loss of hope.
Another technique William Blake uses is using many words with negative connotations…
The poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” talks about a man travelling through woods far away from the village on the darkest evening of the year. As mentioned in the poem in verse 13, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep”, we can interpret that the speaker is in love with what he is seeing around him. He is on his way back to town but, it is hard for him to tear himself away from the natural beauty of the woods.
The most common interpretations regarding this poem are that it talks…
portrayed it by using his artistry in with the words of his poems. He painted and
etched the exquisite illustrations, but also engraved them using the intaglio
engraving method known of the time. Blake's engraving offered "the link with
commerce." which endeavored his work
accessible to his audiences. Not
only did the engraving help show his poems through imagery and be easier seen
through visionary but the engraving set the mood, time, and settings for all of his
Romanticism is a movement i…
William Blake is known now as one of the most highly recognized figures of the Romantic Age for his poetry and visual arts. Unknown during his lifetime, Blake has now become an iconic figure. His personal beliefs are easily revealed through his poetry and are considered extremely debatable; such as his views of Christianity. Nevertheless, Blake is widely read and criticized by modern-day scholars. One of Blake’s best known works, Songs of Innocence and Experience, features the eminent poem “The Tyger”…
William Blake’s perspective using spiritual views in his poetry
Society’s emphasis on religion has created many different views for people to think about. Some would agree that spirituality goes hand in hand with religion while others would disagree, arguing that the two are separate. William Blake was an unknown engraver who used his poetry to reflect his spiritual views on God and nature. William Blake is one of my favored poets because of his strong spirituality towards God, his perspective…
The Doors of Perception
William Blake was a painter, poet, and overall thinker who, was far ahead of his own time. His works of art wither it be poetry or art were greatly undermined and written off as if he was not sane. Blake was a big on the idea of to see the world to its fullest extent and to see it as the “infinite” being it is, as he states in his poem The Marriage between Heaven and Hell. Although Blake may have had some unorthodox styles of painting, writing and thinking, he was forging…
the poems “The Tyger” by William Blake and “The lamb” by William Blake, he compares and contrasts symbols of an animal in ways of getting the reader to see what he sees, and think what he thinks, to get us to see the deeper meaning of the animals in his poems. Blake’s thoughts hide behind the symbols of a lamb and a tiger to get us to understand the resemblance to his main thought.
In the poem “The Tyger” William Blake talks about the creation and existence of God through creation. In his poem, his…
movement was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, which occurred during the same era. William Blake, the author of Songs of Innocence and of Experience, wrote a collection of poems demonstrating certain contrasts of life. Many of his poems have aspects of innocence, one of which is “The Lamb.” On the contrary, “The Tyger,” focuses on experience with the realities of life. In these two opposing poems, Blake uses a common theme of religion and the use of the lamb as a symbol, since God created both…
hopeful or despairing view of the world?
Chosen ten poems:
Seamus Heaney, ‘Death of a Naturalist’ (B.L.C.A.)
Sylvia Plath, ‘Mushrooms’ (B.L.C.A.)
Sylvia Plath, ‘You’re’ (B.L.C.A.)
Sylvia Plath, ‘Blackberrying’
William Blake, ‘Infant Joy’ and ‘Infant Sorrow’
William Blake, THE Chimney Sweeper’
William Blake, ‘LONDON’
Maureen Watson, ‘Stepping Out’ (B.L.C.A.)
Bobbi Sykes, ‘One Day’ (B.L.C.A.)
The work of poets such as Sylvia Plath and William Blake present a predominantly despairing view of the world…